Anyone using the Nikon 28-70/2.8?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Tully Albrecht, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. I know this is a great heavy beast of a lens. I hefted one on another
    photographer's F5 and really couldn't believe the weight, but he raves
    about the pictures, and says he uses it for easily three-quarters of
    his photos, even though he owns three other pro-grade lenses and a
    dozen or so prosumer zooms and manual Nikkors combined.

    Anyone confirm or deny that this doorstop has great image quality?
    Who's using it for both film and digital?

    I've avoided buying any $1000+ glass so far, but if I have a patriotic
    duty to spend my "economic stimulus" check quickly...
    Tully Albrecht, Mar 1, 2008
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  2. Tully Albrecht

    Jufi Guest

    When I had my F100, I shot one of these for a few years. Excelent lens, no
    question about it. Zoom mechanism was somewhat stiff, but not too bad. In
    the end, it was just too big and heavy so I dumped it for the old 35-70
    2.8D, which is a push/pull zoom, but a really nice piece of glass. Much
    smaller and lighter, too.
    Jufi, Mar 4, 2008
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  3. Tully Albrecht

    Jufi Guest

    I used to think Bjorn was reputable until his "comparison" of the 1DsII and
    D2x. It was a joke that blatantly skewed results towards the Nikon by
    shooting test shots using the same focal length lens, and then cropping the
    Canon to even up the angle of view. That's right, he actually cropped one
    camera and then compared the results. Amazingly stupid, but that's what he
    Jufi, Mar 4, 2008
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